Serious Microhydro: Water Power Solutions from the Experts

Serious Microhydro: Water Power Solutions from the Experts

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Edited by Scott Davis

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  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 226mm x 23mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 28 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Gabriola Island
  • ISBN 10: 0865716382
  • ISBN 13: 9780865716384
  • Illustrations note: 400 B&W illustrations and photographs
  • Sales rank: 314,362

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Waterpower is the largest source of renewable energy in the world today, and microhydro is a mature, proven technology that can provide clean, inexpensive, renewable energy with little or no impact on the environment. Serious Microhydro brings you dozens of firsthand stories of energy independence covering a complete range of systems, from household pressure sites to higher pressure installations capable of powering a farm, business, or small neighborhood. Topics include: * Low head and medium head sites * AC-only systems as well as ones using a battery/inverter subsystem * Stand alone power supply or grid intertie setups * Hybrid systems (combined with photovoltaics or wind) With all the variables involved in microhydro, there is no "typical" system. These case studies represent the most comprehensive collection of knowledge and experience available for tailoring an installation to meet the needs of a site and its owner or operators. If you are considering building a system, you are bound to find a wealth of creative solutions appropriate to your own circumstances. Serious Microhydro shows how scores of people are achieving a high standard of living from local energy sources with a minimal ecological footprint. It has particular appeal to homeowners, teachers, renewable energy professionals, activists, and decision makers who want to understand the technology from a "hands-on" perspective. Scott Davis is an award-winning renewable energy project developer with decades of experience operating, installing, designing, selling, and teaching microhydro technology. He is a founder and president of Friends of Renewable Energy BC, and the author of Microhydro: Clean Power From Water.

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Scott Davis is an award-winning renewable energy project developer with decades of experience operating, installing, designing, selling and teaching about microhydro technology. He is the founder and president of Yalakom Appropriate Technology, and the author of Microhydro: Clean Air From Water. Scott lives in Victoria, British Columbia.